Your Trusted, Lifetime Partners.
Require an Ambitious Team.
To us, every journey is like an elegantly executed performance.
That’s why, we operate a team of 40 Travel Experts. Guides. Hosts. Operations and Sales Staff to support you.
Below, meet the team of people who’ll support you and your guests, every step of the way.
Costa Rican Trails
We’re here to help you shine. Behind the scenes, we’re a collaborative team of 40 exceptional people, dedicated to your success.
What can you expect from us? We’re reliable, responsive, and detail-oriented — and absolutely focused on helping you deliver elegantly tailored itineraries with our full suite of impeccable services.
It Truly Takes a Village to Deliver Flawless Experiences
“Thank you so much for all of your assistance to coordinate this amazing itinerary, as well as the special surprises along the way! It truly takes a village and I am grateful for partner’s like Costa Rican Trails to be able to deliver these flawless experiences for clients!”
– Angela Isherwood, Owner & Luxury Travel Designer
Olive & Atlas Travel Design
Meet Your Tour Managers:
Victor Sanchez, Esther Liberman & Franx Bernes
With various years of experience in the tourism industry, Victor, Esther & Franx know what’s essential to make your tour unforgettable.
We like to call them our “Dream Team”. And to the Travel Designers who work with us? They’re the best in-house guides and hosts to accompany your clients on their greatest adventures.
Curating unique travel experiences is our specialty. We can bring you this level of expertise because our team of local, high-qualified travel professionals are naturally gifted at finding and sharing insider info that you can’t find anywhere else.
Being local makes a huge difference. And that natural passion for finding those gems? Our team loves this aspect.
We only recommend places and experiences that we absolutely love and have experienced first-hand.
What can you expect from us? We’re passionate about bringing you the best of Costa Rica — we know the country intimately and we love to share valuable insider info that will help you shine.
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I'll Be Recommending You to All of My Colleagues!
“Your team is truly amazing! Look forward to sending clients your way & I’ll be recommending you to all of my colleagues!”
– Torey Edgcomb, Luxury Travel Advisor
Costa Rican Trails was founded more than 30 years ago, in 1989 by Wilhelm von Breymann, and then joined by Mauricio Alfaro in 1999.
As partners in life and in business, they are driven by a passion to share their beloved Costa Rica, and to help luxury Travel Designers like you, craft transformative journeys throughout Costa Rica and Panama.
Wilhelm has always had a true love for adventure and a need to explore new experiences and places.
As an avid motorcyclist, he spent many years riding the wild roads of Costa Rica and subsequently, launched a motorcycle tour company. This nourished his passion for travel and allowed him to build up access to every corner of the country.
In 2014, Wilhelm served as Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism.
Mauricio studied Business Administration with an MBA in Marketing from The University of Costa Rica.
His passion for travel brought him to the Tourism & Hospitality industry. He previously opened and worked at a boutique hotel in San Jose, then managed the U.S. based tour operator, Way to Go in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This combined experience afforded him a unique perspective and expertise: he understands the needs of local hotel partners, and at the same time has a very clear understanding of what tour operators and luxury Travel Designers need from a reliable —and exceptional— local DMC.
At Costa Rican Trails, Wilhelm and Mauricio’s main belief has always been that through sustainable tourism, countries can develop a better distribution of wealth, a chain value, and at the same time an increase in awareness for environmental and cultural conservation.
Helping You Craft With Confidence
“Our love for our land, our wildlife, and our people drive everything we do. We want to reveal the beauty that our beloved Costa Rica and Panama have to offer.”
— Mauricio Alfaro, Costa Rican Trails